Off the coast of Sicily, divers have discovered a Stonehenge-like monolith.
Rossella Lorenzi via Discovery News:
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Broken in two parts, the 3.2-foot-long monolith has a rather regular shape and features three holes of similar diameter. One, which can be found at its end, crosses it completely from part to part, the others appear at two sides of the massive stone.
Such features leave no doubt that the monolith was man-made some 10,000 years ago.
“There are no reasonable known natural processes that may produce these elements,” Zvi Ben-Avraham, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University, and Emanuele Lodolo, from the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics in Trieste, Italy, wrote in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
“This discovery reveals the technological innovation and development achieved by the Mesolithic inhabitants in the Sicilian Channel region,” Lodolo told Discovery News.
He noted that the monolith, which weights about 15 tons, was made of a single, large block that required cutting, extraction, transportation and installation.